Random Neuron Firings

Just about everyone is tired of jawing about the potentially criminal circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson’s death. Ready for some closure, I’d think — especially for his family.

But I read an article this morning on where Dr. Conrad Murray got the propofol that ultimately killed the singer, and once again I marveled at how anyone could actually receive that drug and function with any normalcy afterwards. FYI to those who have never had surgery: it takes you a LONG time to wake up after propofol. And when you first come to, the feeling is like no other.¬† One doesn’t just wake up, throw off the blanket and say, “Welp, time to start the day!” Rather, you feel like somebody laid a school bus on top of you. You can barely move or think; you struggle to form words. Sometimes you get sick to your stomach; other times, you just fade back into unconsciousness for another hour or so, and nothing that anybody might do would shake you awake. Propofol decides; not you.

So again, I have to wonder: why on earth would Jackson choose to use that drug to go to sleep? You don’t sleep with propofol…you black out. I think there’s a big diff.


Oasis of the Seas - the world's largest cruise ship

I just…I can’t…I mean…never. No way, no how. *shudder*


Since Facebook added a status function, Twitter’s pretty much pass√©, although as a running headline service, I’d say it’s better.


I am 99% finished with Christmas shopping for my family. No joke. Ozzum.


Prof sent my thesis back — only minor corrections to make. The finish line is ever closer…

Have a fab weekend, fiends. I’m off.

Image credit: Reuters

8 thoughts on “RNF XXIX

  1. RD

    Congrats on the thesis needing only minor revisions. I’m SO thrilled for you! I’d love to go for a cruise on the Oasis of the Seas, but I’m sure it’s way out of my price range!

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Yikes – it looks so top-heavy. I dunno, friend…just whispers Titanic to me. Eewww.

      Thanks! I can’t believe it’s all over in a few days. Can’t believe how happy I am about it either. HA

  2. Greg

    Don’t worry about it tipping over! There is more of the ship UNDER the water plus stabilizers that prevent it from happening. Now in a high wind? Well, it might rock just a little bit!

  3. Will

    I use Facebook to keep up with friends. I use my twitter to keep up with any writers/artists/actors/personalities that I like.

  4. BoomR

    CONGRATS on the paper, luv! I know you’ll knock it out of the ballpark!! And as for the “Oasis” – I’m with you… to me, that is TOO big (and TOO many people!!). I’ll stick with the one that we took last year to the Caribbean – the boat was only about 6 months old when we sailed last Feb:


    Headed back to the southern Caribbean around Valentine’s Day & doing this itinerary – I can’t wait!!:

    (sorry that link is so long!!)

    I’m off to dive into computer geek-dom & update some plug-ins & install some new music software – ahhh, the simple things in life!!


    B to the oomR

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Whoa – that is one huge boat too – yikes! But how cool that you’re going on another cruise! You guys will have a blast. Bring me back something French!



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